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Tree Walk at Indian Hill Cemetery

When: 
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Where: 
Indian Hill Cemetery
383 Washington Street
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
Event Type: 
Outdoor Recreation
Audience: 
All are welcome
Event Description: 

Put your walking shoes on and join tree experts, Lucy Meigs (Director and Founder of Everyone Outside) and John Kehoe for a walk to one of the highest points in Middletown to enjoy the trees and beautiful fall color.

The one-mile walking tour will be a celebration of the numerous interesting, beautiful, old trees at Indian Hill and will be approximately 2-hours long. The walk will include tree identification, ecology, and other interesting information about 15 to 20 of the over 30 tree species at Indian Hill. The walk will follow a different order than past walks and will start near the top of the hill and loop around back to the main entrance. The top of the hill (a sacred Native American mound) is one of the highest outlooks in Middletown region and overlooks the majestic Connecticut River Valley including the Arrigoni Bridge and much of Middletown. As part of a grant from the Rockfall Foundation, a variety of trees now have signage with information about the tree.

We welcome you to bring a picnic and stay for lunch. Water, apple cider and snacks will be available to purchase. 

Inclement Weather: 
Rain postpones to Oct. 30.
Registration Fee: 
FREE
RSVP Requirement: 
RSVP not necessary
860-346-2372 x12

This free event is co-sponsored by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), Everyone Outside, and Indian Hill Cemetery.

Everyone Outside is a non-profit organization that enables and provides opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy time outside to connect with the natural world and to promote healthy living and environmental stewardship.

Indian Hill Cemetery, part of the America Beautiful movement, was established in 1850 and spans more than forty acres. The concept of the America Beautiful movement was to create cemeteries as park-like settings. Indian Hill Cemetery is located at 383 Washington St, Middletown, CT.